Perkuno's Hammer Imperial Porter | Heavyweight Brewing Co.

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Perkuno's Hammer Imperial PorterPerkuno's Hammer Imperial Porter

Brewed by:
Heavyweight Brewing Co.
New Jersey, United States

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 10-24-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is black. (I can see and smell why it's called an Imperial already.) Huge rocky brown head with good retention. . Beautiful. Very deep roasted tones in the aroma. And molasses too. This smells like a good Imperial Stout. First sip is pure delight. Not quite as complex as good Imperial Stouts, but complex nonetheless. Can taste like a chocolate milkshake at times. Can also taste notes of dark fruits, anise, licorice and very slight cherry. I would have rated mouthfeel and drinkability higher than 4 but it seems like it's a little too carbonated and/or fizzy. Very small imperfection on a remarkable brew. Thanks go out to Davo for this one.

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Photo of Jason
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at NERAX. Christ on a crutch! This is dangerous stuff, the warmth of the alcohol waits to hit you after the pint is finished in a very deceiving way for 9.1% abv. Big ripe dark fruity undertones from start to finish, roasted flavours are all over the place with charcoal and coffee. The sheer maltiness of this brew was staggering and may have been a big reason why the alcohol was hidden so much. This by far was the best offering the NERAX as far as dark ales went.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle review from 23FEB03...
The Hammer is a new arrival at The Wine Society, my local bier-shoppe. Poured as black as night, dense and opaque. Head was about 1/2" at the outset, tan in color, and fine and tightly packed. It shrank down to a thin layer, but left little, if any, lacing. Nose was verrrry roasty and coffee-ish. Body was about medium, though I wished it were a tad fuller. Fairly smooth on the tongue to begin, though it seemed to get creamier as I drank more. Flavor, like the aroma, was very roasty and coffee-like. Some chocolate was mixed in too. Some faint hints of dark fruit were present, including a suggestion of cherries. Hmmm...chocolate covered cherries...interesting. Tasted a lot better at the finish, though it started out well anyhow. Skol!!


Cask review from 04MAY02...
On cask at NERAX....mmm good!! Black as night, with a tight, fine head; no lace, though (probably due to a frequently-used glass). Raisiny, sweet nose was quite pleasurable. Good body, and quite smooth. Alcohol-warmth evident in the dark-fruit flavors, like raisins and black currants. Great cask-enhanced flavor! Was the last bier of the night; what a way to finish!! (4.5/4.5/5.0/4.5/4.5 - 4.70)

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Perkuno's Hammer Imperial Porter from Heavyweight Brewing Co.
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